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Here it is! The 2021 Genesis GV80 SUV

Sal Collaziano

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Based on a new rear-wheel-drive platform, GV80 will bring added versatility to the Genesis lineup

Signature Athletic Elegance exterior design elements will be refined to fit the first Genesis SUV

Technology-focused interior style will underscore the beauty of minimalism

SEOUL, South Korea, December 31, 2019 – Today, Genesis shared the first official images of the GV80, the first sport-utility vehicle for the brand. The much-anticipated, three-row (available) GV80 will become the fourth model in the Genesis lineup, joining the G70, G80 and G90 sedans. Like its sedan siblings, GV80 will be based on a rear-wheel-drive platform unique to the Genesis brand; all-wheel drive will be optional. The “V” in the GV80 marque represents versatility that only a Genesis SUV can offer.

“Over the last four years, Genesis established itself as a respected luxury brand with superior vehicle quality and a lineup of class-leading sedans with charismatic and discriminating style,” said William Lee, Executive Vice President and Global Head of the Genesis Brand. “With the launch of GV80, Genesis will elevate expectations for excellence within the luxury SUV market.”

The first images of GV80, which will be supplemented in coming weeks by engineering details, provide a complete picture of the first SUV created by Genesis Design. The interior and exterior styling of GV80, a development of the GV80 Concept introduced at the 2017 New York auto show, was a collaboration between Genesis Design studios located in South Korea, the United States and Germany.

“GV80 allows us to expand our definition of Athletic Elegance design language to a new typology, while retaining sublime proportionality and sophistication of form,” said Luc Donckerwolke, Executive Vice President, Chief Design Officer of Hyundai Motor Group.

Signature Genesis design elements are immediately visible on GV80, from every vantage point. Surrounded by the high-tech Quad Lamps, the Crest Grille emphasizes gravitas consistent with the positioning of GV80. The Parabolic Line runs smoothly along the side with precise execution, accentuated by power lines above each wheel emphasizing stance and presence.
Sang Yup Lee, Senior Vice President, Head of Genesis Design added “The Quad Lamp, our design signature, introduces an unmistakable visual impression completely unique to Genesis.”

The G-Matrix pattern that appears in light fixtures throughout the exterior, as well the design of the wheels, is inspired by beautiful orchids seen when diamonds are illuminated by light.

The interior of GV80 focuses on the beauty of open space, characteristic of the elegant South Korean architectural aesthetic. Minimalism is in the details, with a commanding driving position surrounded by high mounted control surfaces. The slim air vents stretch across the front to highlight the width of the cabin featuring minimal physical buttons with the new touch screen climate control. The center console is equipped with a jewel-like, rotating electronic gear selector, providing an exquisite balance of simplicity and glamor.

Set to launch globally in 2020, GV80 will commence sales in the home market of South Korea in January. More details will be provided closer to launch.

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the.tru.albertan

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I'm thrown off by the images... are these official renders or something? Also, Happy New Year all.
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SuperKing

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I hope minimalist interior doesn't mean everything controlled through the screen. I hate that.... What's the powertrain options for this? I'm a power addict and the 500hp Aviator really has my attention right now and I'm probably going to upgrade my 2015 5.0L AWD in 2021 or 2022.
 

the.tru.albertan

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I hope minimalist interior doesn't mean everything controlled through the screen. I hate that.... What's the powertrain options for this? I'm a power addict and the 500hp Aviator really has my attention right now and I'm probably going to upgrade my 2015 5.0L AWD in 2021 or 2022.
Powertrain is rear wheel drive as standard; AWD is optional. Top engine is 3.5TT V6 with 380HP.
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TinsleyC

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Yah but I mean, the images look computerized or something... like a render. Don't they? Or maybe it is an actual pic of the SUV with heavy image processing done...?
They do look like renderings. You can tell that Genesis is holding onto the mystique of it all, only releasing a few photos that are dark and still leave us guessing a bit. Some of the verbage used in the write up is almost humorous...

It does look like most of the knobs and buttons are gone. Still, cool car!
 

COToad

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I hope minimalist interior doesn't mean everything controlled through the screen. I hate that....
That screen is set back in the dash quite a bit. Looks like they may have 3 knobs on the consol, one for gear selection, one for drive mode and another similar to iDrive. That's my guess.
 

Mr. Incredible

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EdP

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KDX

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One question for all though, is hyundai/Kia/Genesis ever gonna use a rearview camera mirror like they do on Cadillacs?

Cadillac Introduces Second-Gen Rear Camera Mirror

Seems to be the next logical step when it comes to safety, plus with all the high tech stuff being put on cars nowadays, one would think more car manufactures would us that system.
I would imagine if it's not currently available, it will be given time. I would question someone's sanity if they chose one vehicle over another solely by the rear view mirror.
 

EdP

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3.3 Rulz

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I would imagine if it's not currently available, it will be given time. I would question someone's sanity if they chose one vehicle over another solely by the rear view mirror.
It's not about being available, it's about them over there working on a similar system, would be a nice addition to the high tech stuff they put on their vehicles
 

Mr. Incredible

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I like it. Definitely in line with the Land Rovers. Plus the reliability on the Korean brands are so much better now then some of the Japanese. Definitely more reliable then the Germans. Even though I still love BMW..
 

mtrot

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Just curious, where are you guys getting the info about the 3.5TT engine? The Autoweek article today said, "Genesis didn’t give any engine details, but we’ve surmised the corporate 365-hp twin-turbo V6 is under the hood." And the CNET article today said, "Genesis' twin-turbocharged 3.3-liter V6 is probably a safe bet, and we'll cross our fingers for the 5.0-liter V8, too".
 
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